Learn by What Makes You Happy
We all have a common starting point – a pursuit of happiness. When asked, “What do you truly want?” many of us might say peace, tranquility, joy, or even excitement. Beneath the surface of our varied ambitions and desires lies a universal craving: to be happy and to understand our true self.
Bentinho once highlighted the evolving nature of our desires. As children, happiness might be choosing one flavor of ice cream over another. As we grow, societal expectations and pressures mold our perspectives, sometimes suppressing our inherent joy. But why do we hide our happiness? Why is there an unspoken rule that being too joyful is almost a sin?
Many of us unknowingly associate happiness with success or achievement. This stems from an environment where somber faces are perceived as authoritative, making us think they hold the key to something we don’t. In our bid to fit in, we chase success hoping it would make us happy. For some, it’s about materialistic achievements or seeking happiness in the love of another person, filling a void they believe exists within.
As we mature, often through trials and tribulations, our understanding of happiness evolves. For many, it transitions into the spiritual domain. This maturity, as Ben often emphasized, could be achieved either through suffering or self-awareness. Suffering, in many ways, acts as a catalyst, pushing us toward introspection and self-discovery.
However, Ben also mentions a proactive approach: tuning into subtle hints from our higher self, which guide us toward alignment and balance. Instead of waiting for a significant disruption, why not pay heed to these smaller nudges? These are the universe’s way of gently steering us in the right direction.
In our journey to happiness, we must remember that it is perfectly alright to be joyous without any tangible reason. At the end of the day, happiness is about being in harmony with our true self and not just an outcome of external accomplishments.
“Happiness is about being in harmony with our true self, not just an outcome of external accomplishments.” – Anonymous
“For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” – Philippians 4:11